CRIME
08/15/2014 01:40 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Teen Arrested In Connection To Cat Kicking Video (GRAPHIC)

An Ohio teenager has been arrested after video surfaced online of him allegedly kicking a cat in the air.

Akron resident Trevonte Mitchell, 18, was identified by police as the teen in the video after he posted it to his Facebook page and it was shared across social media on Monday, WKYC reported.

In the video, which may be disturbing to some, Mitchell can be seen kicking a cat over his head then laughing about it while his friend films.

According to Gawker, the video found its way onto the the Ohio Animal Abuser List's Facebook page, where police quickly took notice and arrested Mitchell on Wednesday.

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Mitchell told police he was very regretful for kicking the animal and he didn't know what he was doing.

Police were told by Mitchell that he was walking on Buchtel Avenue near the University of Akron with Roy Hill, the man whose Facebook profile the video was posted on. They saw a random cat in a random area and filmed the video of Mitchell abusing the cat.

Mitchell has been charged with animal cruelty, which carries a maximum sentence of six month jail sentence and $1,000 fine. The suspect is expected to appear in court later today.

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